I’ve always liked Sierra Trading Post for budget shopping. Bought a ton of stuff from them over the years. I just got set up with Sierra Trading to make affiliate sales though WildSnow. Their ski gear prices are a bit high at the moment, but here are a couple of things to watch for price reductions if you’re on a budget but still want functional AT touring gear. The Scarpa Matrix boots are totally functional, especially if used with a nice stiff binding such as Marker Tour or Dynafit. Dynafit Mustagh Ata skis are light and versatile. Funny, but they don’t seem to have any AT bindings. Perhaps they quit selling bindings because of liability concerns or something like that?
And remember our “budget skier” category.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.